Red Digital Cinema has a new pro camera, the Red Raven, which is the company’s lightest (3.5 pounds) and most compact camera to date. Because of its form factor, the camera is suited for documentaries, online content creation, indie filmmaking, and use with drones or gimbals.
The Red Raven features the 4K Red Dragon sensor and is capable of recording RedCode RAW (R3D) in 4K at up to 120fps and in 2K at up to 240fps. Red Raven also offers Red’s renowned color science and is capable of recording RedCode Raw and Apple ProRes simultaneously — ensuring shooters get the best image quality possible in any format.
Pricing for the camera Brain only starts at $5,950; complete packages come in under $10,000.
“Red Raven is a new category in our line-up,” says Jarred Land, president of Red Digital Cinema. “It’s a younger, hungrier, more spirited member of the Red family, with a bit of a chip on its shoulder, ready to take on the entire sub-$10K market with images that users will be incredibly proud of.”
Red Raven will begin shipping in February 2016, and deposits are now being accepted. Customers will be given a choice of purchasing the Brain only and building a kit that best fits their needs or choosing a complete package. The Red Raven Base I/O Package offers content creators the tools they need, while the Red Raven JetPack Package is specifically designed for use with handheld gimbals, drones, jibs and cranes.
Pricing for complete packages are as follows:
– Red Raven Jetpack Package: $9,750 ($1,000 deposit) and ships February 2016. It includes a Raven Brain, JetPack, battery belt clip, Red Mini-Mag 120GB, 4.7-inch LCD, AC Power Adaptor, and a DSMC2 outrigger handle.
– Red Raven I/O Package: $9,950 ($1,000 deposit) and ships March 2016. It includes a Red Raven Brain, Base I/O V-Lock expander, Red Mini-Mag 120GB, 4.7-inch LCD, AC power adaptor and a DSMC2 universal handle.
Deposits can be made online at red.com, or through a Red authorized dealer.